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CEOx1Day UK Frequently Asked Questions

Find out more about the process before applying.


Students apply via the website by 15th December 2023 at 5pm GMT.

Students invited to complete an online assessment by 12th January 2024

Shortlisted candidates are informed by 2nd February 2024

Shortlisted students invited to attend an assessment day at Odgers Berndtson in London on 26th or 28th February

Finalists are informed of the CEO they will shadow April 2024

Finalists spend a day with a CEO: May 2024 onwards

Download our CEOx1Day UK Student Pack for more information.

When will the day take place? 

Applications close on 15th December 2023 5pm GMT. Candidates are chosen at the beginning of April and the days will take place from May-June 2024.

Please see the timetable in this document for more information on

Who will applicants be matched with? 

We only match successful applicants with Chief Executives once the
application process is complete and we have our list of finalists. Both applicants and CEOs tell us what they hope to get out of the programme but CEOs and students are matched randomly. We hope that both parties learn from each other and discover different perspectives.


The programme is open to undergraduate students taking a degree level course via university, college or a degree in the United

What will happen on the day? 

The day spent with the Chief Executive is tailored by the CEO according to the nature of that business and the interests of the applicant. All CEOs involved lead very different types of organisations and can therefore expose each student to different experiences. On the day, students should learn about the CEO's role in the organisation, learn about how the organisation works, witness a typical day and have a chance to ask the Chief Executive their questions.

Equal opportunities.

We are committed to ensuring that all applicants are treated equally. As part of the application process, we also invite applicants to provide voluntary information about their background.

This information is captured separately to the application, the answers
provided are not seen by the people that consider the application, nor does it have any influence on a candidate’s application. This information is kept private and is only used to monitor diversity. Providing this information is completely voluntary. 

Travel Expenses.

We consider reasonable requests to reimburse travel expenses to cover travel to the assessment day held at Odgers Berndtson’s Head Office in London.  

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